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12th Nov '16 1:59:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Vince of ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', thanks to his homeless childhood and strange upbringing. Survival skills? Good enough. Fighting? got that [[{{Badass}} in spades]]. Social skills? [[NoSocialSkills minimal]]. operating basic appliances? Not a clue. There's also Chad, arguably the best fighter in the class, whose every thought is focused on training to be the very best he can be. Even his mother is concerned that he has no actual friends but a number of ''sparring partners''. He actually uses his "total control" power to prevent himself from sensing any emotions towards others until later, when he becomes curious. Vince's friends note that he and Chad are the same in the NoSocialSkills respect, as well as their general obtuseness to {{Double Entendre}}s (Chad tells Vince that a girl has invited him to a club only to avoid inviting someone who would grope her all night long, and both accept it at face value; the others wonder how it's possible to be this dense for not one but two people).

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* Vince of ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', thanks to his homeless childhood and strange upbringing. Survival skills? Good enough. Fighting? got that [[{{Badass}} in spades]].spades. Social skills? [[NoSocialSkills minimal]]. operating basic appliances? Not a clue. There's also Chad, arguably the best fighter in the class, whose every thought is focused on training to be the very best he can be. Even his mother is concerned that he has no actual friends but a number of ''sparring partners''. He actually uses his "total control" power to prevent himself from sensing any emotions towards others until later, when he becomes curious. Vince's friends note that he and Chad are the same in the NoSocialSkills respect, as well as their general obtuseness to {{Double Entendre}}s (Chad tells Vince that a girl has invited him to a club only to avoid inviting someone who would grope her all night long, and both accept it at face value; the others wonder how it's possible to be this dense for not one but two people).
27th Sep '16 2:20:42 AM Siempie
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*''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' does this quite a lot. The Chrystal Gems, millenia-old protectors of Earth, sometimes still don't get basic human concepts. Some examples include:
**The human notation of time.
--->'''Greg''': What time is it?!
--->'''Pearl''': ''(confused)'' Night... Time...?
**Normal food consumption.
***Amethyst puts motor oil on sandwiches, and is shown opening a can of soda, then ''eating the can''.
***On the other end of the spectrum, Pearl never eats,and when she finally decides to drink something, she says it in the tone of someone announcing they're going to empty an entire bottle of vodka before the end of the night. Cue her struggling to open a can of apple juice for ten full seconds. Her attempts include tapping the top and trying to twist the lid off.
**Clothing.
***Peridot is very amused by the concept of shorts (although she refers to every piece of clothing as a shirt), but rips them apart as soon as Garnet walks in on her wearing them.
***Pearl, a fearless protector of Earth, falls over while trying to take off a pair of jeans. The entire sequence takes her 16 full seconds.
**Interaction with humans.
***Perhaps the most famous example of this is Garnet's interaction with Connie's mother.
---->'''Garnet (on the phone)''': Hello! This... Is Mum Universe. Yes. The children are playing swords. Sorry, playing ''with'' swords. They're bleeding. Oh no, they are dead. Don't call again.
***Rose did not seem to understand that you really shouldn't let babies climb up ferris wheels.
***Pearl knocks over an entire stack of cups trying to be nonchalant while talking to Mystery Girl. When she ''does'' eventually talk to her, Pearl casually reveals her body is just a conscious manifestation of light, and... Well...
---->'''Pearl (to Amethyst and Steven)''': And then I added: "By the way I saved your planet and your species and you're welcome."
***Peridot's twitter account describes the events of a pizza being delivered to the barn. First, Peridot tries to stall for time until she finds out what money is. Then, when the delivery person says it's on the house, Peridot gets very confused because the pizza is most definitely in her hands. And finally, when the person tells her to just run with it, she really does. [[LiteralMinded As in, she runs through the countryside with a pizza in her hands.]] For two days straight. While getting hurt by bees, snakes and cars.
***While we're on the subject of Peridot's twitter, she doesn't really seem to get a lot of internet things either. She never turns off her CAPS LOCK, and doesn't seem to grasp the concept of emojis.
---->'''PERIDOT''': COLON THREE INTERNET FACE
**Emotions.
***This one only really applies to Peridot. When she was introduced, she was a stone-cold, heartless gem, because emotions aren't something Homeworld spends a lot of time on. Her emotional development only began after the events of Jailbreak. As the series progresses, she gets more and more desperate to leave Earth, [[SanitySlippage which does quite a number on her sanity]]. She developed a knack for laughing whenever she beat the Gems at something, and suffers from a minor breakdown after Steven can't fix the Homeworld warp. After her capture, she has the emotional stability of a young child. She frequently throws temper tantrums, and says a lot of things she doesn't know hurt other people, especially to Garnet [[spoiler:(since she's a fusion)]] and Pearl (since Pearls are the lowest in the Homeworld chaste system).
---->'''Peridot''': She's a ''Pearl''! She's a made-to-order servant just like the hundreds of other Pearls being flaunted around back on Homeworld!
---->[...]
---->'''Peridot''': ''(referring to Garnet)'' She's TWO clods! ''(laughs)'' Walking around like she's... ONE clod! ''(laughs harder)''
26th Sep '16 9:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'': While it is possible to min-max to the moon and back, SavageWorlds introduced the "Common Knowledge"-roll as a way to get a reasonably well-rounded character without having to spend a whole slow of experience points on a number of vaguely useful knowledge skills.

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'': While it is possible to min-max to the moon and back, SavageWorlds Savage Worlds introduced the "Common Knowledge"-roll as a way to get a reasonably well-rounded character without having to spend a whole slow of experience points on a number of vaguely useful knowledge skills.
26th Sep '16 9:08:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in SavageWorlds: While it is possible to min-max to the moon and back, SavageWorlds introduced the "Common Knowledge"-roll as a way to get a reasonably well-rounded character without having to spend a whole slow of experience points on a number of vaguely useful knowledge skills.

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* Averted in SavageWorlds: ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'': While it is possible to min-max to the moon and back, SavageWorlds introduced the "Common Knowledge"-roll as a way to get a reasonably well-rounded character without having to spend a whole slow of experience points on a number of vaguely useful knowledge skills.
16th Sep '16 5:31:51 PM Star1412
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** His son Damian is even more socially retarded. He started ninja training at the age of three, and at the age of ten, he has never even been in a bounce house.

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** His son Damian is even more socially retarded.inept. He started ninja training at the age of three, and at the age of ten, he has never even been in a bounce house.
14th Sep '16 7:54:30 PM PaulA
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** Hilariously alluded to in Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Shadow of the Giant'' at a gathering of Ender's old jeesh of military supergeniuses.

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** Hilariously alluded to in Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Shadow of the Giant'' sequel ''Literature/ShadowOfTheGiant'' at a gathering of Ender's old jeesh of military supergeniuses.
11th Sep '16 10:05:12 PM PaulA
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** Hilariously alluded to in OrsonScottCard's ''Shadow of the Giant'' at a gathering of Ender's old jeesh of military supergeniuses.

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** Hilariously alluded to in OrsonScottCard's Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Shadow of the Giant'' at a gathering of Ender's old jeesh of military supergeniuses.
27th Aug '16 3:34:03 AM Sammettik
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** If the latest OVA is anything to by, he could make a good living as a farmer. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' he does just that until getting enough cash for Chichi to allow him time off to train.
16th Aug '16 4:55:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', a setting that depends heavily on diversifying skills and gives even most combat-related careers some non-combat skills for roleplaying reasons (for instance, mercenaries tend to be decent at gambling and haggling), the troll slayer has only three skills, of which one is only useful in a fight (Dodge Blow) and the two others generally useful for starting one (Intimidate, Consume Alcohol).

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* ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', a setting that depends heavily on diversifying skills and gives even most combat-related careers some non-combat skills for roleplaying reasons (for instance, mercenaries tend to be decent at gambling and haggling), the troll slayer has only three skills, of which one is only useful in a fight (Dodge Blow) and the two others generally useful for starting one (Intimidate, Consume Alcohol).
9th Aug '16 12:49:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', especially the background books, Master Chief and the other SPARTANS are this. Taken from their homes and normal lives, their life from early childhood has been nothing but the military. As such, they are basically incapable in normal social situations, and often have difficulty relating to anyone who isn't a SPARTAN. One of the side effects of their augmentation is suppression of any sort of sex drive whatsoever.
** The SPARTAN-[=IIIs=] are even worse, as they consist of war orphans from worlds destroyed by the Covenant, raised by focusing entirely on their drive for revenge and made into disposable suicide soldiers. SPARTAN-[=IIs=] were at least given a reasonably well-rounded education and can at least pass as normal amongst enlisted personnel. [=IIIs=] are socially unskilled ''and'' AxCrazy. This can be seen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', comparing the personality and behavior of Jorge (the lone SPARTAN-II) with the rest of Noble Team, especially Emile.
** If anything, the SPARTAN-[=IV=]s are the only ones who are socially adjusted due to being regular soldiers being upgraded to SuperSoldier levels.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', especially the background books, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Master Chief and the other SPARTANS Spartan-[=IIs=] are this.this, especially in the ExpandedUniverse. Taken from their homes and normal lives, their life from early childhood has been nothing but the military. As such, they are basically incapable in normal social situations, and often have difficulty relating to anyone who isn't a SPARTAN.Spartan. One of the side effects of their augmentation is suppression of any sort of sex drive whatsoever.
** The SPARTAN-[=IIIs=] Spartan-[=IIIs=] are even worse, as they consist of war orphans from worlds destroyed by the Covenant, raised by focusing entirely on their drive for revenge and made into disposable suicide soldiers. SPARTAN-[=IIs=] Spartan[=IIs=] were at least given a reasonably well-rounded education and can at least pass as normal amongst enlisted personnel. [=IIIs=] are socially unskilled ''and'' AxCrazy. This can be seen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' when comparing the personality and behavior of Jorge (the (Noble's lone SPARTAN-II) Spartan-II) with the rest of Noble Team, especially Emile.
** If anything, the SPARTAN-[=IV=]s are the only ones who are socially adjusted due to being Spartan-[=IV=]s avert this, as they were regular soldiers prior to being upgraded to SuperSoldier levels.
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